Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014
Speri - Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014 (86 tsomw points)
A blend of Corvina Veronese (70%), Rondinella (20%), Molinara (10%) In the glass light transparent ruby red color.
On the nose intesive aromas of cinnamon, strawberries, black cherries, raisins, chocolate and hints of violets and graphite.
On the palate well balanced and medium-bodied, light sweet tannins, soft and velvet with a long citrus-tinged aftertaste.
GRAPE VARIETIES Corvina veronese 70%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara and other native varieties 10%.
VINEYARD Estates situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, in the municipalities of San Pietro in Cariano, Fumane and Negrar. Altitude: 120 – 350 meters above sea level. CULTIVATION SYSTEM Verona pergola system.
HARVEST Manual picking of the grapes from from late September to mid – October.
VINIFICATION Immediate pressing after picking with a crusher-destemmer. Maceration in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 20-24° C for 8 days. Transfer to vitrified cement tanks for completion of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Refermentation (second fermentation) of premium Valpolicella Classico over Amarone marc for 9 days at a temperature of 15°/18° C. Transfer to vitrified cement tanks for completion of the second alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Ageing in 20 hl. oak barrels for 12 months and refinement in the bottle.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13,5% vol.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS Intense ruby red color with hints of red fruit, spices and cocoa. Warm and smooth to the palate, wellbalanced and with a well-rounded tannin.
DINING COMBINATIONS Ideal with meat and cheese-based dishes.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 18°C.
Website winery: www.speri.com